New Calendar System
Westside Community Schools is now using a Google calendar system. We are no longer using the calendar embedded on our District website. We hope the new calendar system will provide you easier access to our school information. To view the new calendar, click on the following link:
Sunset Hills Honors Vetrans
On November 11th, Sunset Hills held a special program to honor Veterans. An overwhelming amount of Veterans were in attendance, each of which had some kind of connection to the students at Sunset Hills. The Veterans, and others, were treated to a program from the students. There was singing, poetry, finger plays, and even a solo by sixth grader, Jenna Liakos. Veteran's names were read off, and each Veteran in attendance was presented with a carnation and thank-you note from a sixth grade student. Thank you to the students and staff who made this program possible, and a special thank-you to the Veterans! Click Here for Photos...
Award-Winning Author and Illustrator Visits Sunset!
On Tuesday, October 27th, Don Tate visited Sunset Hills! Tate is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children. He has been featured at many literacy festivals and won countless numbers of awards for his books. Tate spoke to K-3, followed by 4-6. His presentation was interactive, speaking about his books and his love for writing and drawing. What a great experience for our school! Click Here For Photos...
Sunset Hills Spelling Bee
On Tuesday, October 27th, the Sunset Hills Spelling Bee was held at the Westside Community Conference Center. All students in grades 4-6 took a written test prior to this event to determine who would compete. Congratulations to Owen Schafer, our school winner, and Tyler Spady, who took second place in the competition. Owen and Tyler will move on to the Westside School District Bee, which will be held on November 20th at the Community Conference Center. Meghann Plumb and Jackson Ingvoldstad placed third and fourth respectively and will also attend the competition to cheer on their school. Congratulations to our winner and all who competed!
Sunset Hills Raises Money For Great Cause!
In September, SGA sponsored a fundraiser for the "Great American Milk Drive." The students and families at Sunset Hills went above and beyond and raised $1,224.00! Mrs. Carroll's class won the pizza party for being the class that raised the most money. All of the money raised went straight to the Food Bank of the Heartland to buy milk for those in need. Way to go Sunset Hills!
SGA Sponsors "The Great American Milk Drive"
Next week will be the beginning of "The Great American Milk Drive," sponsored by SGA. On Friday, each student was sent home with a small milk jug. Students and families are encouraged to fill the container with any amount of loose change. All donations will help the Hunger Collaborative provide gallons of milk for local families in need. The containers need to be returned to your child's classroom by Monday, September 28th. The class with the largest donation will receive a pizza party!
Technology With Buddies!
This week Mrs. Carroll's kindergarteners worked with Mrs. McMeekin's third graders to create a PicCollage on their iPads. First, the kindergarten student chose an animal to research, and the third graders helped gather facts using a search engine, called PebbleGo. The students then worked together to create a PicCollage with pictures and the information they collected. Check out some photos here!
Back To School Picnic!
Last Sunday, Sunset Hills held the second annual Back-to-School Picnic. The picnic was held at Elmwood Park, and it was a beautiful evening! Everyone brought their own picnic dinner to enjoy, and Community Club provided cookies. The kids enjoyed the playgrounds and other games, while parents got the chance to talk with other Sunset families. Teachers and staff from Sunset also stopped by! It was a great turn out! Thank you to everyone who came! Click Here to See Photos
Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a safe, relaxing and fun summer! It is exciting that we are getting ready to start the 2015-2016 school year! Remember to mark your calendars for Sneak-A-Peek Night on Monday, August 10th from 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for students and families to meet their teacher and get a quick look into their classrooms! The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 12th!